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001 ocn227931101
008 080623s2008 nyua b 001 0 eng
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020 _a9780814720066 (cl : alk. paper)
020 _a0814720064 (cl : alk. paper)
020 _a9780814720073 (pb : alk. paper)
020 _a0814720072 (pb : alk. paper)
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029 1 _aHEBIS
035 _a(OCoLC)227931101
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050 0 0 _aE184.S75
_bD3553 2008
082 0 0 _a973/.0468
049 _aTEXA
090 _aE184.S75
_bD3553 2008
100 1 _aDávila, Arlene M.,
245 1 0 _aLatino spin :
_bpublic image and the whitewashing of race /
_cArlene Dávila.
264 1 _aNew York :
_bNew York University Press,
264 4 _c©2008.
300 _aviii, 211 pages :
_billustrations ;
_c23 cm
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
380 _aBibliography
504 _aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 181-196) and index.
505 0 _aHere comes the Latino middle class -- Latinos : "the new Republicans (they just don't know it)" -- The Hispanic consumer: that's "a lot of dollars, cars, diapers, and food" -- The Times-Squaring of el barrio : on mega-projects, spin, and "community consent" -- From barrio to mainstream : on the politics of latino/a art museums -- The "disciplining" of ethnic studies : or, why it will take Goya foods and J. Lo to endow Latino studies -- Conclusion: On the dangers of wishful thinking.
520 _a"Illegal immigrant, tax burden, job stealer. Patriot, family oriented, hard worker, model consumer. Ever since Latinos became the largest minority in the U.S. they have been caught between these wildly contrasting characterizations leaving us to wonder: Are Latinos friend or foe? Latino Spin cuts through the spin about Latinos' supposed values, political attitudes, and impact on U.S. national identity to ask what these caricatures suggest about Latinos' shifting place in the popular and political imaginary. Noted scholar Arlene Dávila illustrates the growing consensus among pundits, advocates, and scholars that Latinos are not a social liability, that they are moving up and contributing, and that, in fact, they are more American than "the Americans." But what is at stake in such a sanitized and marketable representation of Latinidad? Dávila follows the spin through the realm of politics, think tanks, Latino museums, and urban planning to uncover whether they effectively challenge the growing fear over Latinos' supposedly dreadful effect on the "integrity" of U.S. national identity. What may be some of the intended or unintended consequences of these more marketable representations in regard to current debates over immigration? With particular attention to what these representations reveal about the place and role of Latinos in the contemporary politics of race, Latino Spin highlights the realities they skew and the polarization they effect between Latinos and other minorities, and among Latinos themselves along the lines of citizenship and class. Finally, by considering Latinos in all their diversity, including their increasing financial and geographic disparities, Dávila can present alternative and more empowering representations of Latinidad to help attain true political equity and intraracial coalitions."--Publisher's description.
650 0 _aHispanic Americans
_xSocial conditions.
650 0 _aHispanic Americans in mass media.
650 0 _aHispanic Americans in popular culture.
651 0 _aUnited States
_xRace relations.
938 _aBaker & Taylor
938 _aBrodart
938 _aBaker and Taylor
938 _aCoutts Information Services
938 _aYBP Library Services
994 _a92
999 _c202641